Saturday, 4 June 2016

MCV47 - Season's Greetings


OK, even I am having a hard time making Christmas cards when it's so summery outside! It took me an embarrassingly long time to come up with this very simple Christmas card for Muse: ChristmasVisions, inspired by Kimberly's beautiful cardinal card:




I spent a few days with a die-cut MFT cardinal on my desk. But the more I focused on Kimberly's card, the more I realized that to me, the very distinctive design element was the two red strips on the card. (That may be a Canadian thing - I see a flag here! lol!)

So I chose to make my focal image the sentiment but use a focal image to create my red edges. I used Delicata gold ink on the flower centres for some shimmer.

I used:
-Impress Poinsettia (retired?)
-Hero Arts Sentiment
-Avery Elle Poinsettia centres
-Avery Elle Double-Pierced rectangle
-Classic Cherry Ranger Dye Ink

12 comments:

  1. I love the design you ended up with, Ardyth! I know what you mend , but it helped me with dealing with 105 heat today :)

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  2. Yes, very hard to manage anything in the heat, I cannot take it at all...Wonderful festive poinsettas!!! Thanks so much for your lovely creativity!

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  3. This is a fantastic take on the inspiration. I wish I had your eye for design...

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  4. Beautiful CAS card! I love how you stamped your flowers off the edge :)

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  5. So cute and another great CAS card. Love it! :)

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  6. Wonderful card Ardyth - love how you have used the poinsettia stamp to create your borders.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Totally agree that focusing on the two red stripes was the route to take! Clean, simple and PERFECTLY stamped!!!

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  8. I want to have one day where I can see things using your perspective because you always come at CASEing from such a unique (and totally Ardyth) angle. I love love love this!

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  9. And this is why I'm on a MCV sabbatical. ;) What a beautiful and original take on the muse card!

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  10. Crisp, bright and with just the perfect touch of shimmer, Ardyth, so striking! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

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  11. Stunning placement/alignment of these poinsettias!

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